Exceeding Expectations
The following is an exact re-print of a message written by Craig Ruppert for the Winter 1993 edition of the Ruppert Report, which was the name of our newsletter at the time.
Safety Spotlight: Safety Is Everyone’s Business
The goal of every company, ours included, is to complete quality projects and provide quality service on time and on budget. Working safely, without accident, effectively helps achieve that goal by allowing for a smooth and efficient operation with consistent productivity.
Fleet Speak: Leaf Vac Modifications
Over the last few months, our shop mechanics have made multiple modifications to each of our leaf vacuums in all branches to increase operator safety and efficiency and minimize overall equipment repair costs.
Coach’s Corner: Time to Jazz up your Spring Color
There was a time when it was SOP (standard operating procedure) to compliment a fall flower rotation with a spectacular array of colors by planting spring flowering bulbs. It’s time to bring back the feeling of exuberance early spring flowers can provide.
What you need to know about Irrigation Winterization
As temperatures drop in the cold winter months, irrigation components such as backflow preventers, PVC lines, heads and valves are in danger of cracking as water expands and turns into ice. The time to perform winterization is typically November to mid-December.
The Right Tools for the Right Job: Training for the Future
What tools do we use to prepare, direct, support, and manage our team as they develop the skills needed for Ruppert’s continued success? We focus on three key tools: communication, technology, and hands-on learning.
Serving Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) Walkway Installation & Donation
Over the 4th of July weekend, members of our Virginia landscape construction team volunteered their time to install a new brick walkway for residents of the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, VA, an establishment run by Serving Our Willing Warriors (SOWW).
July Financial Meeting at the U.S. National Arboretum
For this month’s financial meeting, our managers visited the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. This site was selected in light of our continued focus on horticultural training in an effort to provide our customers with high-quality services using horticulturally sound practices and plant material.
2017 Ruppert Graduates of the ABC Leadership Development Program
We stand by our recruiting motto that when we hire, we want to hire for life. This means that we want to provide people with not just a job, but the opportunity to develop a career with Ruppert through ongoing training, professional development, and advancement opportunities. To that end, we encourage our team members to work to continuously improve through learning and skills building. This year, we had two Ruppert team members graduate from ABC’s LDP: Adam Bennett and Kelly McGuire.
Coach’s Corner: Turf Renovation
Turf renovation is a process that does not typically take place until late summer or early fall. However, mid-summer is the time to start taking proactive steps to get the best return on your investment and increase the chances of having good germination and development of the newly seeded grasses come fall.


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